MSL3 coordinates a transcriptional and translational meiotic program in female Drosophila

  title={MSL3 coordinates a transcriptional and translational meiotic program in female Drosophila},
  author={Alicia McCarthy and Kahini Sarkar and Elliot Todd Martin and Maitreyi Upadhyay and Joshua R James and Jennifer M. Lin and Seoyeon Jang and Nathan D Williams and Paolo E. Forni and Michael Buszczak and Prashanth Rangan},
Gamete formation from germline stem cells (GSCs) is essential for sexual reproduction. However, the regulation of GSC differentiation and meiotic entry are incompletely understood. Set2, which deposits H3K36me3 modifications, is required for differentiation of GSCs during Drosophila oogenesis. We discovered that the H3K36me3 reader Male-specific lethal 3 (MSL3) and the histone acetyltransferase complex Ada2a-containing (ATAC) cooperate with Set2 to regulate entry into meiosis in female… Expand
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